TUNIS – Alain Giresse has left his job as Tunisia coach after nine months in the role having guided them to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in July.
Giresse was appointed in December and helped them reach the last four in Egypt despite them winning just one match at the tournament outside of a penalty shootout.
They drew their three group games and needed a shootout to get past Ghana in the last 16 before beating Madagascar 3-0 in their quarter-final.
They lost to Senegal in the semi-final after extra time and were also defeated by Nigeria in the third-place playoff.
It was the fifth time the Frenchman has coached a country at the Cup of Nations after he led Gabon (2010), Mali (2012), Senegal (2015) and Mali again two years ago.
The 67-year-old has also coached at club level in Morocco after two spells with Toulouse and a brief tenure in charge at Paris St Germain.